Toyota relies on a full hybrid drive with all-wheel drive for the Highlander. Together with two electric motors (one each on the front and rear axles), the 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine generates a system output of 248 hp, and a continuously variable CVT transmission takes care of the power transmission.
The 4.97 meter long Toyota Highlander is more than just a filler that is supposed to close the space between the compact RAV4 and the luxury SUV Land Cruiser – because it primarily appeals to the group of buyers who want a lot of space and comfort and only rarely is off the road. That’s why the Japanese do without the high-torque diesel from the Land Cruiser and rely entirely on hybrid.
Anyone who finds the combination of space, comfort and hybrid appealing should have at least 54,950 euros left for the Highlander according to the price list. But you can save a lot of money with the right provider: At carwow.de, for example, there is a spacious Toyota SUV with a discount of up to 8570 euros (as of May 22, 2022).
The SUV, which weighs around two tons, accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and runs at a maximum of 180 km/h. With a suitably restrained driving style, consumption of 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers (WLTP) should be possible.
To compensate for the lack of freedom of choice when it comes to the drive, Toyota offers the Highlander in at least three different trim levels called “Business Edition”, “Executive” and “Luxury”.
As usual with carwow.de, you get the biggest discount on the top model, in this case the Toyota Highlander Luxury. For a starting price of around 65,000 euros, SUV fans get all sorts of amenities as standard. The flagship of the series rolls off the assembly line with 20-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch multimedia display, ventilated front seats and a head-up display.
It almost goes without saying that Bi-LED headlights, numerous assistance systems and a heated leather steering wheel are also part of the standard equipment in the Luxury.
At carwow.de, prices for the Toyota Highlander Luxury start at EUR 58,081, which is EUR 6,909 below the list price. The maximum discount can be increased to up to 8570 euros with optional extras (including a pearl effect paint finish costing 300 euros and the panoramic sunroof for 1490 euros). Attention: The transfer costs reduce the discount by a few hundred euros. (Here you will find all information about buying a new car on the Internet!)